can't go to single user mode

Aldo Foot lunixer at
Sat Jan 12 01:11:46 UTC 2008

   I am not sure what the question is. But if you want into the mode

> where there is no X windows or other things in a root terminal type init
> 3 and you will for sure be in a single user mode, I think.
> Karl
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Runlevel 3 is not single user mode. Runlevel 1 is single user mode.
Runlevel 3 is a "text version" of Runlevel 5.

I found this rater informative for clarification purposes.

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